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See what I started,,,

For whatever reason, I decided to want to decorate the outside of the house this year for Christmas.  I guess it’s partly cause I want to show off the new flower bed my hubby made for me.

Decorating for Christmas

So once I had the cider done, I realized that I didn’t have enough lights to do the rest of the front deck.  After a few days, I went back to the hardware store where I bought the first set of red lights, and picked up the second set.

I was going to wait for hubby to put it up for me, but I didn’t want to wait, so I done it myself.  But just having the red lights on the tree and deck, there was still something missing.

We ended up having to go to another hardware store and that’s where I seen the perfect addition.  The stick decorations.  Only the lights on the tips of each twig blink.  Seeing as we are due for some nasty snowy weather over night tonight and into tomorrow, I’ll try and get a small video of the lights twinkling.

Hope you like what I got done so far.  Once I start on the inside, I’ll get pictures for ya.

Until next time. xo


Christmas Traditions

I guess this post is to see on how many feedbacks I get.  I want to know what your traditions are before, during and after Christmas.  What you do? Who you’re with? It’s my way of seeing how many different ways people celebrate it.

With me and my family, I’m the one who sets up the tree and puts the lights on it.  Though that chore has cut in half as now we have a pre-lit tree.  LOL.  So I set it up, arrange the branches, and the kids go to town and decorate it.  Even Brett joins in, with little assistance from Denise.  She’s awesome with him.

Usually I depend on my mom to make me cookies, I hate baking.  But this year, I want to change things up a bit.  I already started buying ingredients for Denise and I to make some new ones.  Not sure how many of these type we will end up with, but once frozen, we’ll have our own.

And heaven help me if I don’t make the Christmas Rice Krispies squares.  Brett has me drove every year.  Now he can’t actually eat the Rice Krispies, so I make them with his kind of cereal.  He loves them.  Though, this year, I’ll get him to help in making them.  He loves the cooking course he does in school, so why not have him do it here?

Every year on Christmas Eve, we allow the kids to open one present before they go to bed.  The rest are left for Christmas morning.  However, with all the hecticness (yes new word)  in the mornings, hubby and I open ours up on Christmas Eve.  We want to concentrate on the kids more.  Though, eventually I figure that Denise is going to want us to wait till morning with her.  But until then, we’ll do it this way.

Christmas day is for us to sit back, relax, cook a turkey (sorry to all the vegans out there), and watch some Christmas movies that come on TV.  The kids will be off playing with their new toys.  I have yet to figure out what to get them, though you can bet they have already made their lists or circled their wants, LOL.

The hardest is when anyone asks me what I want.  There’s lots of things I’d love to have, but I hate telling people what I want.  Where’s the surprise in that if I know what I’m getting?  Though there’s one gift that I know I’m getting.  There was a commercial for a new WII game.  The Black Eyed Peas Exerperience.  Guess who’s getting it?  LOL.  Yep, MEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!  I can’t wait to start dancing me arse off.  And no, that wasn’t a grammar or spelling mistake, I wrote that part on purpose. LOL.

But anyway,, let’s start hearing from you all.  What do you do during this time of year?  I’d love to know your traditions.

Until then, XO

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